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    Liquid Rubber - What's the best way to apply it?

    OK, here's one to test your combined knowledge. Our west facing flat roof developed a leak after the summer which we only found out about during Fridays 'big rain'. Went up there and the rubberised covering that was applied over 10 years ago has started to deteriorate. So over the weekend I've cleaned it off and applied fungicide which has worked a treat to clean it off and have brought a large tin of liquid rubber from B&Q to re-seal the roof.
    This morning I was up there at 07:30 sweeping off the standing water to allow it to dry out for me to apply the rubber this afternoon. What I want to know is if any of you have ever used this stuff before and what you used to apply it. I'm thinking of using a large emulsion brush as it will allow me to apply a large amount in a short space of time. Is there another method I could possibly use?

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    Probalby too late but when ours was done they used a normal paint roller

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    I stippled it on with a big brush as a temporary patch... And then saved up to get it replaced with a fibreglass roof guaranteed for 25 years. Which cost £800 for our 2mx3m roof.

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    Super Soaker?

    On a more serious note, something like this perhaps? Paint Pad Large - Paint Pads - Decorating & Interiors - Wickes

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    Emulsion Brush is what I had used before but its only a temp fix that stuff it soon fails and starts to leak again

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    As an ex painter/decorator. A paint roller on a pole with a shortish pile or foam roller. Pour it on and spread it out. if you can see the hole, we used to use a solution that didn't need the water removing, it would sink into the water and 'find' the hole. Been out of it too long to remember the name of it.

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    Used an emulsion brush, then on top of that I used fibreglass which you can pick up from B&Q to go on top of the entire area, then re-applied the liquid rubber. This was 13 years ago on my mums conservatory, and no leaks since.

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    Just finished and covered in liquid rubber. No matter what gloves you wear you are always going to get some on you!
    I used a masonry brush in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Just finished and covered in liquid rubber. No matter what gloves you wear you are always going to get some on you!
    I used a masonry brush in the end
    Least you will be waterproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Least you will be waterproof
    Every cloud eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Every cloud eh?
    Absolutely

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